• noun , class(9)
  • synonyms: ,
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
animal
An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion; by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration; and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mhuka iyi this animal
mhuka iyo that animal
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mhuka yangu my animal
mhuka yako your animal (singular)
mhuka yenyu your animal (plural)
mhuka yake his/her animal
mhuka yedu our animal
mhuka yacho its animal
mhuka yavo their animal
last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:42:18 PM Central European Summer Time


  • noun , class(10)
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
animals
Plural of mhuka.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mhuka idzi these animals
mhuka idzo those animals
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mhuka dzangu my animals
mhuka dzako your animals (singular)
mhuka dzenyu your animals (plural)
mhuka dzake his/her animals
mhuka dzedu our animals
mhuka dzacho its animals
mhuka dzavo their animals
last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:42:18 PM Central European Summer Time

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